Please join the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group on Friday, February 9th for a talk given by Pr. Dave Pattison of the University of Calgary on the Bre-X fraud and its aftermath.
The main talk will be preceded by a Mining Service Provider presentation by PKF Antares.

If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by email at or by selecting one of the options below.

**Please RSVP as soon as possible to accommodate everyone for lunch.

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Luncheon Details:

Date: Friday, January 9th, 2024
Location: Kerby Centre – downtown Calgary (1133 – 7th Ave. SW)
Doors open at 11:30 am
Talk starts at 12:00 pm (NOTE TIME FOR THIS LUNCHEON)
Luncheon for Members: $30
Luncheon Non-members: $35
Talk and Beverage (Coffee, Juice, Pop): $10
University, SAIT, NAIT students: FREE with student ID (with purchase of membership)

NOTE: There is complimentary parking at the Kerby Centre. Parking lots are located beside the building (east) or across the LRT (North). Register your vehicle at Reception.

Professional Services Presentation:

PKF Antares by Erhan B. (12:00 to 12:15PM, pre-technical talk)

Antares Professional Corporation, Chartered Professional Accountants (PKF Antares) is a multidisciplinary team of talented public accounting experts focused on proactive client service.

Our team provides a one-stop solution on Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Assurance, Accounting, Taxation and Internal Controls advisory.

PKF Antares with a head office in Calgary and branches across Canada is offering a wide range of accounting services at competitive rates to fast growing companies in Canada.

We have a particular expertise in auditing of companies from industries like Pharm, Oil & Gas Exploration, Oilfield services, Construction and Steel industries, Non-profit organizations (NPO), Real Estate, Universities, IT & professional services, and others. Our team members are experts in IFRS, ASPE and NPO standards (local and International) as well as Canadian Taxation.

Technical Talk

The Bre-X scandal: the world’s biggest mining fraud and its repercussions.

Presentation Abstract:

The rise and fall of Bre-X – a Calgary-based company who owned allegedly the world’s largest, richest gold deposit, in Indonesia – is, without hyperbole, the biggest mining fraud in history. Yet, no charges were ever laid. The scandal led to numerous regulatory and licensing changes around the world. This talk describes the whole story.

Presenter Bio:

Dave Pattison, B.Sc.

Dave Pattison is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Energy and Environment at the University of Calgary. He obtained his BSc from Queen’s University of Kingston and his PhD from University of Edinburgh. He teaches and researches metamorphic geology, ore deposits and Cordilleran tectonics